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jonathan wright



I aim to produce work that shows how ideas and forms change as they move from one part of the world to another. I combine them in previously unexplored relationships using form to create new worlds of encounter. I utilise ‘everyday’ structures and objects, often posing as structures of transmission, exposing their inter-relationship to a contemporary narrative. The objects make reference to the machinery of the modern city and the interconnectedness of our everyday lives. We are surrounded by structures whose functions are mysterious, and these structures become invisible in their ubiquity. When encouraged to look at them afresh, to reverse our perspective, we realise we can see more and see better. Nothing can be taken for granted and nothing is as it appears to be. 


BORN : LONDON 16 12 61


1984 BA HONS FINE ART  Middlesex Polytechnic

1987 MA SCULPTURE   Royal College Of Art



2015:   ‘Creekside Open’, A.P.T., London

            ‘Tidemark’ Solo show, Curious Projects, Eastbourne.

            ‘Limbo open’, Margate.

            ‘Fresh Air 2015’, Quenington Sculpture Park.


2014:   ‘Penthouses.’ ‘Lookout’ Folkestone Triennial 2014

             ‘Thinking Drawing’, Curious Projects, Eastbourne.

2013:   'Shoes selection No 8' Shoes or no shoes, Kruishoutem, Belgium.

              'Public Broadcast' with Folkestone Fringe, Lisbon Architecture Triennale.

             ‘Fresh Air’, Quenington Sculpture Park

            ‘House Of Gold’, Chenies Manor House, Buckinghamshire

            ‘Profound Riches’, for Hoodwink at The Forum, Tunbridge Wells.

            ‘The Poster Show’, Plusarts, The Mayor’s Parlour, London.

 2012:  ‘Airtime Residency’ Free103point9 New York State.

            Live broadcast October 2012

            'Six lines, some of which are broken.'  

            Commission for 120 Hours of John Cage with free103point9, New York.

            In collaboration with Folkestone Fringe.

            ‘Transmission Commission’ Folkestone Fringe. DAB radio and installation with 

             Lone Twin’s Boat Project.

            Verbier 3-D Foundation Residency, Verbier, Switzerland.

           'Door Prize', Group Show, Centrespace Gallery. Bristol.

           'Open West', Group Show, Gloucester Cathedral.


             'The Quiet and the Still' Group show, Strange Cargo.  Folkestone.

             Contributor/ Curator.

             ‘Neon + Vinyl’ Londonnewcastle Project Space,  Redchurch Street, London.

            ‘Art In Romney’: Curator for Lydd Church.

             'Rare Love.' Folkestone Triennial Fringe.

             'Yearn' UCF, Roof and Atrium.

             ''What we hear when we are not listening.' Lighthouse Relay, Dungeness              

              Lighthouse and 'The Bank' Folkestone. 

              RWA Photography 2. Group Show, Bristol.

              ‘No Head For Heights.’ Solo show, Strange Cargo, Folkestone

 2010:   'Picturing Science.' Riverside Gallery, London.

             'Curiouser & Curiouser.' Group Show, Old Vic Tunnels, London.

             'On Looking Up.'  Solo Show. Strange Cargo, Folkestone. 

             'ARM.' Group Show, Romney.

             'Salon Art Prize.' London Group Show.

2009:    ‘Turner Open.’ Turner Contemporary Project Space, Margate.

              'Straight from the mouth of Dover'. Box Gallery, Dover.

              ‘Desire & Aspire.’ Arts regeneration project for Dover Council. 

2008:     ‘Restoration & Romance.’ Solo show. 11th Street Space, New York . 

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